guanosine diphosphate fucosemedical dictionary

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A nucleoside diphosphate sugar formed from GDPmannose, which provides fucose for lipopolysaccharides of bacterial cell walls, and for blood group substances and other glycoproteins.

Chemical name: Guanosine 5'-(trihydrogen diphosphate), P'-(6-deoxy-beta-L-galactopyranosyl) ester

(12 Dec 1998)